Renovation 2007: If I were a rich man, ha deedle deedle

….bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
Got my first bill from the contractor. Yikes!! We are going with the system of labor and materials and labor was a majority of the expense. Because they kept finding crap. Crackhead crap that had to be addressed. Like the window sill whatever thing that was dry stinking rotted because it had a slight tilt that when it rained, water was led towards the house. The wood to replace the dry rotted stuff, pennies. The guy to fix it, not so cheap. The nasty hole in the wall. Bricks, got ’em all over the place, no problem. The mason to fix it… yeah. The contractor has a small crew of guys, guys who have to be paid.
So maybe the week coming up we will get to the fun part, designing and framing. I haven’t given much thought to the fun part or designing the bathrooms. All I know is I like the tiny white tile for the floor. And I really, really need to get out to the various building supply places to pick out what I want before it gets chosen for me.
This would be more fun if I had a bigger budget. Which I don’t have. I have to figure out what can be changed out later for higher quality stuff and what is more permanent, where I have to do it right the first time around.
No new pictures this week till I get batteries for the camera.

One thought on “Renovation 2007: If I were a rich man, ha deedle deedle”

  1. interesting expereinces mari thanks for posting. hope you’ve turned a corner on the surprises!

    one thought – light grout on my bathroom floor was the biggest mistake i have yet made renovating my rowhouse. impossible to keep clean…

    2nd st

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